Diane Webb - District 8

Diane Webb, a Democrat, was elected Wayne County commissioner for District 9 in November 2008, representing Dearborn Heights, Garden City and Redford Township. In January 2013, she moved to District 8, which covers Dearborn Heights, Redford Township and part of Livonia. She chairs the Committee on Public Services; is vice-chair of the Special Committee on Senior Citizens & Veterans Affairs; and is a member of the committees on Audit, Government Operations and Health & Human Services.

A Garden City native, Webb earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications and business management from Eastern Michigan University, and also holds a master’s degree in public relations from Wayne State University.

Prior to running for the Wayne County Commission, Webb served on the Garden City City Council from 2003-07. As councilwoman, she was instrumental in settling five contracts with labor unions and revising the city’s telecommunications network, which resulted in a savings of $750,000 over five years. In addition, Webb led an effort to refinance the city’s debt, providing an annual savings of $200,000, and secured state and federal funding for the replacement of Maplewood Road.

Webb brings strong private sector experience to the Wayne County Commission. She worked for AT&T and its predecessor companies (Michigan Bell, Ameritech and SBC) for 18 years. She started her career in telecommunications in 1985 with Michigan Bell as a technical apprentice. As a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA Local 4017), she worked as a service technician, a splicing technician and a digital operations technician before being promoted into management in 1996.

As a manager with Ameritech, Webb worked in the areas of customer service and project management for the company’s largest accounts. In 1999, she was selected by upper management to participate in the Ameritech Executive Training Program. A year later, she was promoted to director of external affairs. In this position, she was responsible for government affairs and community relations for 44 municipalities in Wayne and Oakland counties.

She was actively involved in numerous boards and commissions, including the Family Services Organization, The Senior Alliance, the American Arab Chamber of Commerce and the University of Michigan’s “Women on the Move” executive planning committee. She continues to serve in a number of organizations, including the Community Advisory Council for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Webb is the proud mother of Garrett. They live in Livonia.



Commissioner Webb meets holds in-district office hours three Mondays a month, excluding holidays, between January and May, and September, October and November.

The schedule is:

*10-11 a.m., second Monday of the month, at the Redford Township Community Center, 12121 Hemingway.

*10-11 a.m., third Monday of the month, at the Berwyn Senior Center, 26155 Richardson, Dearborn Heights.

*11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., third Monday of the month, at the Eton Senior Center, 4900 Pardee, Dearborn Heights. (By appointment to 313-224-0930 or lchilds@waynecounty.com.)

*10-11 a.m., fourth Monday of the month, at the Livonia Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road.


Representing: Redford Township, Dearborn Heights & Livonia (part).
Staff: Lisa Vowell-Childs
Fax: (313) 967-1243

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News & Events

Commissioner Diane Webb's fall 2016 newsletter

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Wayne County Commission
Commissioner Diane Webb represents the 8th District, which covers Dearborn Heights, Redford Township and part of Livonia.
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Volunteers “Make a Senior Smile” during Commissioner Webb’s annual event Nov. 7

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Commission
Senior citizens and disabled veterans in Redford Township and Dearborn Heights who aren’t able to perform yard chores like raking leaves got an assist from an army of volunteers.
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Commissioner Webb seeks volunteers, sponsors for seventh annual Make a Senior Smile Day on Nov. 7

Monday, October 26, 2015 - Commission
The goal is in the title: Make a Senior Smile Day.
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Commissioner Diane Webb's fall 2015 newsletter

Friday, October 02, 2015 - Commission
Commissioner Diane Webb represents the 8th District, which covers Dearborn Heights, Redford Township and part of Livonia.
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State grant, county match will pay for study on health of Rouge River Watershed

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Commission
The Wayne County Commission voted unanimously July 16 to accept a grant from the state that will help the county monitor the health of the Rouge River and its branches.
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Commissioner Webb will host fourth annual Veterans, Families & Caretakers event June 24

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - Commission
Wayne County Commissioner Diane Webb (D-Livonia) will host her fourth annual Veterans, Families & Caretakers Event from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, in Redford Township.
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Diane Webb
District 8 Commissioner
(313) 224-0930

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